Concurso de arquitectura Krakow Oxygen Home

HMMD Architecture Competitions convoca al Concurso de arquitectura Krakow Oxygen Home. La inscripcion cierra el 4 de noviembre de 2015.

La competencia esta orientada a entusiastas de la arquitectura que deberan proponer diseños para una «casa de oxigeno», un centro comunitario ubicado en Cracovia destinado a personas con cancer de pulmon.

Debido a que Cracovia es una de las ciudades mas polucionadas de Europa, el numero de personas con enfermedades respiratorias cronicas es significativamente elevado. De alli la importancia de una «casa de oxigeno» en esta ciudad, edificio que proveera un entorno confortable y de apoyo a dichos pacientes, asi como tambien a sus familiares y amigos, en momentos criticos de su enfermedad.

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Architecture competition Krakow Oxygen Home

As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Krakow draws in crowds of tourists in the millions every year; it also draws in extremely high levels of pollution. As the city with the highest levels of air pollution in Europe, it has been claimed that the smog causes 30% of chronic obstructive lung disease cases and that the air’s toxins are directly linked to the country’s high cancer rates.

HMMD’s latest architecture competition is a chance for participants to submit designs for a lung cancer care centre. Its purpose is to provide psychological support and an opportunity to socialise with others who understand what each patient is going through.

The centre should be a fairly small building that includes a community room with facilities such as a small library, play zone and kitchen. There will also need to be an office where psychiatrists and counsellors can help those dealing with lung cancer as well as a first aid room to provide medical support when needed.

The centre’s purpose is to provide comfort and a sense of community, it is not a hospital or treatment centre and should not have a clinical atmosphere. It should create a cozy and homely atmosphere in which to offer practical, emotional and social support to those fighting lung cancer as well as their families and friends.

This is an opportunity for enthusiasts to use architecture to help heal a hurting community and spread a strong message of hope.

3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. HMMD will award a total of
US $10,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st prize winner: US$ 6,000
2nd prize winner: US$ 3,000
3rd prize winner: US$ 1,000

The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the HMMD website.

The following media partners have committed to present the current competition and its winners in their publications: Arch20, Archello,, Archilovers, Archinect, Architectur Journal, Wettbewerbe,, Australian Design Review, BauNetz, NIP, ViaVili, WA, World Architecture, World Architecture News and more.

HMMD will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Alona Martinez (lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom)
Andrejs Edvards Rauchut (associate professor at RISEBA and a Fulbright grant recipient, Latvia)
Audrey McKee (architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France)
Carlos M Guimarães (architect, depA, correspondent of A10 magazine, Portugal)
Collin Anderson (writer, architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France)
Daphné Karaiskaki (architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France)

Fahmi Noor (senior architectural executive, DPA, Singapore)
Gemawang Swaribathoro (architect, OMA, Hong Kong)
Jenna Dezinski (lecturer, University of Texas, Austin, USA and project designer, Alterstudio Architecture, Austin, Texas, USA)
John Paul Rysavy (associate, SHoP Architects, New York City, USA and co-director, And-Either-Or Austin, Texas and Brooklyn, New York, USA)
John Simons (architectural designer, KPF, USA)
Mandy Too (architectural executive, DPA, Singapore)
Pierre-Henri Baudart (architect, Studio Akkerhuis, France)
Rajiv J. Fernandez (architectural designer, Tamarkin Co, USA)
Simon McGown (partner, CO-office, USA)

Competition schedule
Advance Registration: september 3 – october 7
Last Minute Registration: october 8 – november 4
Closing date for registration: november 4, 2015
Closing date for submission: november 18, 2015 (11.59 pm GMT)
Announcement of the winners: december 2, 2015

Advance Registration: US$ 120
Last Minute Registration: US$ 140

Competition is open for all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

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